Thursday, March 23, 2017

Ukuleles

Update: Two Baritone Ukuleles, and one Concert Ukulele available. 

With four more Baritones in the making (see work in progress


Acacia, Cedar, baritone ukuleles; $2,200  includes a hard-shell case but not shipping: please get in touch for a shipping quote.



Presidio acacia baritone ukulele




South American cedar baritone ukulele


Each of these baritone ukuleles features a fully solid top, back, and sides, as well as:
  • Hand-cut Dart peghead logo
  • Rosewood fingerboard & bridge
  • Rope-style soundhole purfling ring
  • Abalone fingerboard dot inlay
  • Hand-cut bone nut & saddle
  • Modified X-braced top
  • Pegheds 4:1 planetary gear system tuning pegs
  • Solid basswood lining
Specifications: 
  • 1-1/2" nut width
  • 19" string length
  • 13-3/4" body length
  • 29-15/16" total length
  • 7-3/4" upper bout
  • 10-1/2" lower bout
  • 2-11/16" depth at heel
  • 3-1/8" depth at butt 


Mahogany Concert Ukulele$1,200  includes a hard-shell case but not shipping: please get in touch for a shipping quote.








Monday, March 20, 2017

Acacia, Cedar, & Jarrah baritone ukuleles photos & demo video: two ukes now for sale!

These three beauties have been strung up for a few weeks now and are really opening up -- they all sound great! One each of acacia, from the Presidio in San Francisco, California; South American cedar; and Australian jarrah. The jarrah one is sold and shipped off today, but the acacia & cedar ones are ready to go to a happy new home.

Check out the video of David demoing the three brand-new ukuleles, now that they're a few weeks old, and keep reading after the break for more photos, materials, specifications, & pricing!


Presidio acacia baritone ukulele
South American cedar baritone ukulele

Australian jarrah baritone ukulele

Each of these baritone ukuleles features a fully solid top, back, and sides, as well as:
  • Hand-cut Dart peghead logo
  • Rosewood fingerboard & bridge
  • Rope-style soundhole purfling ring
  • Abalone fingerboard dot inlay
  • Hand-cut bone nut & saddle
  • Modified X-braced top
  • Pegheds 4:1 planetary gear system tuning pegs
  • Solid basswood lining
Specifications: 
  • 1-1/2" nut width
  • 19" string length
  • 13-3/4" body length
  • 29-15/16" total length
  • 7-3/4" upper bout
  • 10-1/2" lower bout
  • 2-11/16" depth at heel
  • 3-1/8" depth at butt 
The jarrah one is sold, but the others are available for $2,200. The price includes a hard-shell case but not shipping: please get in touch for a shipping quote.


Friday, March 10, 2017

Work in Progress

Four New Baritone Ukuleles- One Acacia, One Cherry, Two Cypress

May 7

One concert Uke, spruce top, cocobolo back & sides, cherry neck, ebony fingerboard & bridge, boxwood binding & back center strip. (sold, special order)



 

before back was put on, back below


May 1, check back for updates

before finish

 


finishing baritones




April 16










April 1st 


March 20





One Acacia, One Cherry, Two Cypress
Check back for updates










Tuesday, March 7, 2017

New Cedar, Jarrah, & Acacia baritone ukulele demo video!


Check out this video of David Dart's latest baritone ukuleles -- a side-by-side-by-side comparison of Cedar, Jarrah, and Acacia baritone ukes!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Cherry baritone ukulele demo video

This cherry baritone uke is on the way to its new home  -- check out the demo video!


A look inside the upcoming baritone ukuleles

These baritones have been hot this year, so here are three more underway -- South American cedar, black acacia from San Francisco's Presidio, and Australian jarrah eucalyptus. 

 Note the solid (rather than kerfed) lining -- this gives the rim excellent stability, strength, and sustain, as well as a solid gluing surface.

2/18/17
Dave has been busy finishing these 3 baritone Ukes


1/27/17



1/19/17


Putting in frets

Acacia wood, fitting fret board before frets


Jarrah 
1/17/17

Jarrah wood



Cedar Baritone

1/11/17 This week, the three baritone ukuleles had their tops glued to sides! All three ring nicely & feel really solid, too. Note the solid lining & X-bracing on the cedar baritone uke.



David Dart & baritone ukes

Cedar baritone ukulele, top

Cedar baritone ukulele, inside

1/5/17





Baritone uke back inside & braces. L to R: South American cedar, San Fran Presidio black acacia, jarrah


Baritone uke back outside. L to R: South American cedar, San Fran Presidio black acacia, jarrah
Baritone uke rims. L to R: South American cedar, San Fran Presidio black acacia, jarrah
San Fran black acacia sides & solid lining
San Fran black acacia top, inside -- there will be more small waist braces
Bracing glued onto cedar (L/lower) & jarrah (R/upper) tops
Considering six strings on one of these -- any thoughts? Thanks for looking, and check back soon for updates!